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Paolo D.

Vega, RN, BSN


Block 34 Lot 8 Santa Isabel St., Eroreco Subd. Bacolod City 6100, Philippines Phone : +63.943.836.0355 (mobile) +63.34.434.7289 (landline) E-mail: paolovega@att.net
PROFILE

Critical-Care Nurse, Medical-surgical Nurse and Emergency room Nurse in the US, Saudi Arabia and Philippines for the past 8 years and Clinical Educator for the past 4 years. Licensed RN in California (expiry: November 30, 2014) and 3 other states (NY, NM, OR). Active RN license in the Philippines expiring on October 2016.

WORK EXPERIENCE

September 2013 present

Chong Hua Hospital (JCI accredited) Fuente Osmena Circle, Cebu City PH

Manager, Critical Care Units (MSICU, CVICU, ICCU, PACU, CVRR, PICU, NICU) Responsibilities: A 660 bed tertiary, integrated, JCI accredited medical center located in the heart of Cebu City. Administers, directs and coordinates activities of Patient Care Administration within Critical Care Unit, and is responsible for the recommendation, development and implementation of policies and procedures in CCU, and for keeping the Medical and Nursing Administration informed of both progress and potential problems. Responsible for the direction and evaluation of patient care delivery. Maintains operational aspects of the CCU in collaboration with other patient care areas. Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and departmental goals and objectives. February 2013 August 2013 Exl Service Philippines Inc.-Cebu 17th Floor, The Link, It Park, Cebu City PH

Senior Manager, Clinical Training and Development Responsibilities: Management and Implementation of Clinical trainings for local and US registered nurses. Preparation of various project-based clinical education and trainings which includes budget forecasting and variances. Delivery of actual live clinical lectures appertaining to prepared curriculum based on client demands. Assist in transitioning local registered nurses into becoming US Registered nurses by handling NCLEX-RN review classes.

Cases Handled: none Modalities/Equipments / Techniques Used: Microsoft environment October 2008 June 2012

University of California-San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) 505 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco CA 94143 USA

Senior Clinical Nurse II, NeuroSurgery Critical Care Unit (8th Floor and 11th Floor ICU) Responsibilities: Management of clients admitted in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Units with emphasis on management of complex neurological surgical interventions Hemodynamic monitoring and management, continuous EEG monitoring, epilepsy and status epilepticus management, cardiac monitoring, intra-cranial pressure monitoring as well as management of various vasopressors, controlled sedation. Pain management, controlled paralytics administration for ICP management and other life-sustaining drugs. Chemotherapy, biotherapy and radiation therapy is also a competency. Ventilator competency is also part of the experience. Research nursing and protocol participation is also a competency. Continuity of care of patients are properly endorsed to the Transitional Care Unit of the Hospital (Neuro stepdown) when patient acuity lowers down and when multi-disciplinary team orders so. Acted as a resource nurse for newly hired nurses and participation in unit-wide professional practice and neuro performance improvement committees as well as JCAHO mandated hospital wide practice revisions.

Cases Handled: Sub-Arachnoid Hemorrhages, Stroke (Active Bleed, Passive Bleed, Ischemic), Head Trauma, including ICP monitoring using EVD and Camino-Bolt. Cerebral Angiogram, Carotid Endarterectomy. TPA administration. Gliomas and Glioma Management, Radiation Therapy and Biotherapy SAH complicated Cardiac issues. SAH complicated multi-systems failure (MODS). SAH complicated meningeal multiresistant infection. Meningitis (bacterial, viral and MUO). Epilepsy, Seizure disorders, Status Epilepticus, EEG monitoring. Management of IICP with paralytics and heavy sedation. Diabetes management of clients with various neurologic disorders. Neurologic disorders of unknown origin (NDUO) Multiple Sclerosis, Epstein-Barr, Parkinsons, and other debilitating Neuro disorders.

Modalities/Equipments / Techniques Used: Cardiac Monitors (GE and Philips), defibrillators (bi and monophasic), Extra-ventricular drains and Camino Bolts (Integra), Ventilators (various kinds), In-line suction ET tubes (closed circuit tubings), Roche CBG (blood glucose machines), Tractions, Halo-vest, surgicoels, Pyxis Machines, POCT laboratory, Ceretom Portable CT Scanners, Reverse

Isolation. EKG Machines, EEG Machines, Doppler ultrasound for monitoring of pulses post angiogram. Femostop, PCA machines, Alaris Pumps, Baxter Pumps. Micromedex. Used electronic patient data record such as UCare, CliniSys, Oracle etc. Used electronic patient medical administration record. August 2006 October 2008 Beth Israel Medical Center New York 1st Ave & 16th Sts., New York, NY 10023 Team Leader RN, Transitional Care Medical-Surgical Unit (11th Floor Linsky) Responsibilities: Responsibilities include leading RNs and ancillary staff (average 15-20 FTE RNs and 25 FTE certified nursing assistants) Formulate and Implement Nursing Care Management for patients admitted in the HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Medical unit section of the Hospital with emphasis to adherence of Standards of Nursing Care dictated by JCAHO or the Joint Commission and the NYS Department of Health and Human Services as well as the American Nurses Association. Cardiovascular telemetry, Diabetes Education and Management, HAART and chemotherapeutic drug administration as well as MMTP program implementation is an expected competency and is well practiced. Knowledge of ICD, DSM-IV, CPD, CPPT, and DRG is a competency as well. Management responsibilities include maintenance of above-standard CQPI and patient satisfaction scores, clinical data management, operations management, inventory, staffing analysis and scheduling as well as research and clinical education.

Cases Handled: HIV/AIDS, Multi-resistant Drug Tuberculosis on reverse isolation. Surgical cases, ERCP, Exploratory laparotomy, colostomy, pilonidal sinus repair, hemothorax and pneumothorax on chest tubes, Assist in insertion of central lines, management of central lines, Hemodialysis patients, Peritoneal dialysis, Falls, orthopedic cases (long bond short bone fracture needing traction and casts), Medical Cases, CCT-continuous cardiac telemetry, Hypertension and hypertensive crisis, Code BLUE-Cardio-Respiratory Arrest. Various cancer and cellular aberration anomalies. Infectious diseases needing reverse and standard isolation protocols Modalities/Equipments / Techniques Used: Clinisys EMAR, Pyxis, Centra;lized ECG monitoring systems, Isolations rooms, hoyers, COWs, Sterile techniques. July 2005 August 2006 Far Eastern University-Institute of Nursing N. Reyes St., Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines

Clinical Lecturer/Instructor, Institute of Nursing Responsibilities: Preparation and delivery of assigned lecture topic to senior nursing students. Assigned topics include Community Organizing Participatory Action Research, Philippine Nursing

Jurisprudence, Leadership and Management in Nursing, Seminars and Nursing practice Updates. Responsibilities also include supervision of these students in the clinical area handling their related learning experience in staff nursing, research, seminar organization, community nursing as well as head nursing electives

Cases Handled: Public Health Nursing and Research Modalities/Equipments / Techniques Used: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods February 2006 July 2006

KAPLAN Educational Centers-ICSEC Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines

Clinical Lecturer/Instructor, NCLEX-RN Review classes and NLE Review Responsibilities: Handled lectures in post-baccalaureate settings. Prepared and mentored BSN graduates in taking the ICNLE of 2006 as well as nurses who will be taking the NCLEX-RN exam. The NLE is an integrated comprehensive set of tests organized into five parts (Nursing Practice I, II, III, IV and V) revolving mainly around the major nursing components Basics of Nursing (Safety and quality care, communication, collaboration and health education); Empowering components (Legal, ethico-moral responsibilities and personal and professional development); Enabling components (Management of resources and environment, record management); and Enhancing components (Research and quality improvement). Graduates handled were from San Pablo Colleges, Naga College Foundation and Bicol University

Cases Handled: General Medical-Surgical Nursing concepts and Public Health Nursing Modalities/Equipments / Techniques Used: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Delivery tools June 2003 June 2005

Ministry of Health-Aflaj General Hospital Layla Road, Aflaj, Riaydh, Saudi Arabia

Head Nurse, Accident and Emergency Trauma Unint Responsibilities:

Implement nursing management of clients admitted to the Emergency room handling most emergent cases such as chest pain, undetermined abdominal pain, diabetes and its complications, drug overdose, alcohol intoxication, fractures, vehicular accidents of varying trauma among others. Responsibilities include implementation of nursing practice according to Ministry of Health, Joint Commission, EMTALA and HIPAA regulations as well as acceptable standards of care dictated by various professional bodies.

Cases Handled: Accident and Trauma Cases and various medical-surgical emergency cases Modalities/Equipments / Techniques Used: Emergency protocols, Trauma protocols and MVA protocols. June 2002 June 2003 Far Eastern University-Institute of Nursing N. Reyes St., Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines

Clinical Lecturer/Instructor, Institute of Nursing Responsibilities: Preparation and delivery of assigned lecture topic to students in the bachelors degree program in nursing. Assigned topics include Medical-Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, and Community Organizing Participatory Action Research. Responsibilities also include supervision of these students in the clinical area handling their related learning experience in staff nursing, research, community nursing and psychiatric nursing.

Cases Handled: General Medical-surgical Concepts, Public Health Nursing and Research Modalities/Equipments / Techniques Used: Qualitative and Quantitative Research and teaching methods June 2002 November 2002 Chinese General Hospital Blumentritt, Manila, Philippines

Clinical Lecturer/Instructor, College of Nursing Responsibilities: Preparation and delivery of assigned lecture topic to students in the bachelors degree program in nursing. Assigned topics include Medical-Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, and Community Organizing Participatory Action Research. Responsibilities also include supervision of these students in the clinical area handling their related learning experience in staff nursing, research, community nursing and psychiatric nursing.

Cases Handled: General Medical-surgical Concepts, Public Health Nursing and Research Modalities/Equipments / Techniques Used: Qualitative and Quantitative Research and teaching methods February 2002 June 2002 University of Perpetual Help Medical Center Las Pinas City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Staff Nurse, Emergency Room Responsibilities: Implement nursing management of clients admitted to the Emergency room handling most emergent cases such as chest pain, undetermined abdominal pain, diabetes and its complications, drug overdose, alcohol intoxication, fractures, obstetrics emergency as well as vehicular accidents of varying trauma among others.

Cases Handled: General Medical-surgical Emergencies Modalities/Equipments / Techniques Used: Emergency protocols, Trauma protocols and MVA protocols.

EDUCATION

May 2001

Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod College of Nursing B.S. Aquino Drive, Bacolod City 6100, Philippines Bachelor of Science in Nursing

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE(S) AND CERTIFICATIONS

California Board of Registered Nursing RN License # 741905 Valid Until: November 31, 2014 / Issue Date: November 30, 2008 Oregon State Board of Nursing RN License #200840947RN Expired/ Issue Date: November 28, 2008 New York State Education Department RN License # 578596 Expired/ Issue Date: September 6, 2006 New Mexico State Board of Nursing RN License #R57193 Expired/ Issue Date: May 15, 2006

Professional Regulation Commission, Board of Nursing RN License # 0344182 Valid Until: October 19, 2016/ Issue Date: February 8, 2002

TRAININGS AND SEMINARS ATTENDED

Advanced Critical Care Nursing Internship Program, UCSF Medical Center, October 2008 Neuro Assessment: Beyond the Basics, UCSF Medical Center, January 2009 Neuro Topics: Advanced Course, UCSF Medical Center, January 2009 Critical Care Standards & Documentation Review, UCSF Medical Center, March 2009 Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies, UCSF Medical Center, March 2009 Acute Coronary Syndromes: Advanced Critical Management, UCSF Medical Center, March 2009 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome/Acute Lung Injury and Advanced Ventilatory Modes, UCSF Medical Center, June 2009 CHF Update, Administration of Blood Components, UCSF Medical Center, June 2009 Laboratory tests: Implications and Updates, UCSF Medical Center, August 2009 Sepsis, MODS, Hepatic Dysfunction, UCSF Medical Center, November 2009 Diagnostic Procedures: Implications, UCSF Medical Center, November 2009 Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring, UCSF Medical Center, December 2009 CCRN/PCCN Certification Review Course, UCSF Medical Center, March 2010 ACLS Provider Course, American Heart Association-UCSF, June 2010 Chemotherapy Provider Course, Oncology Nursing Society-UCSF, December 2010